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Columbus, OH MSA

Overall Rank: 99      Population: 2,079,000

The 2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 39  18  35  42  83  64  102.54 
1-yr Job Growth2 29  55  74  84  56  63  100.31 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 71  38  23  28  70  51  103.39 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 40  17  66  70  29  96  100.39 
Short-Term Job Growth5 93  188  100  110  53  149  9919.37% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 94  58  87  113  67  172  82.82 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 131  41  115  133  168  133  97.30 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 94  100  99  106  105  112  0.67 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 91  105  89  84  97  112  3.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)